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'Legends' Wallpaper Series Continues With Herber, Jordan


In celebration of the renovated and rededicated Lambeau Field, this season is offering a new desktop wallpaper series that pays tribute to the Packers' storied past.

The Legends of the Green and Gold series depicts some of the renowned individuals from team history, all of whom helped to make the Packers one of the greatest franchises in all of professional sports.

Having already released free wallpapers of Clarke Hinkle, Ray Nitschke and Bart Starr, among others, this week the series continues with tributes to Arnie Herber and Henry Jordan.

In future weeks, the series will include wallpapers of greats such as Cal Hubbard and James Lofton, along with Curly Lambeau, Vince Lombardi and the rest of the Green Bay Packers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The following is a closer look at this week's legends:

Arnie Herber --

In addition to being a great passer, Arnie Herber had a reputation for being a tough, durable athlete as well as an accomplished punter.

An All-Pro selection in 1932, Herber won three NFL passing titles (1932, '34, '36), earning him the renown of being pro football's first great long passer.

In the mid-30s, Herber teamed with Packers legend Don Hutson to form the NFL's first feared passing combination. He ranks fifth in Packers annals with 66 career touchdown passes over his 11 seasons.

A native of Green Bay, Herber played college football at Regis (Denver) before returning to his hometown to star for the Packers, earning recognition in the Packers Hall of Fame in 1972, and enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1966. Following his career in Green Bay, Herber played for the New York Giants from 1944-45.

Born April 2, 1910, Herber died October 14, 1969, at the age of 59.

Henry Jordan --

Originally a fifth-round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns, Henry Jordan came to Green Bay in a 1959 trade that saw a fourth-round draft choice go to the Browns.

One of the team's more colorful personalities, Jordan missed only two games in his first 12 seasons, grabbing All-Pro honors five straight seasons (1960-64) and selection to the Pro Bowl four times.

In eleven years in professional football, Jordan played in seven NFL title games (including 1957 with Cleveland), plus the first two Super Bowls and had 3.5 sacks in the 1967 Western Conference Championship win over the Rams. (Note: Sacks were not an official NFL stat until 1982.)

Born Jan. 26, 1935 in Emporia, Va., Jordan -- who played college football for the Virginia Cavaliers -- died Feb. 21, 1977, at the age of 42.

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